On January 6th The Huffington Post reported, with a headline stating "Neil Gaiman Quits Book Signing Tours," that the author will be embarking on his last ever book signing tour. (Which is his first in 8 years). Although he will most likely continue to do readings, the summer signing tour will coincide with his latest Adult release Ocean at the End of the Lane (also his first in 8 years).
The announcement was actually made in mid-December on Gaiman's Blog, in which he states:
I think the OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE tour will be the last actual signing tour I ever do. They’re exhausting, on a level that’s hard to believe. I love meeting people, but the sixth hour of signing, for people who have been standing in a line for seven hours, is no fun for anybody.
Ocean will be released simultaneously in the US and UK on June 18, 2013 by Harper Collins & William Morrow.
Book tour information can be got @ Where's Neil (on Gaiman's Website)
A limited, signed edition of 1,000 is being offered by Subterranean Press (pub: Wm Morrow). The price tag: $150. Gaiman's SubPress editions always sell out quickly and never go on sale.
Also available for preorder is the Limited & Lettered editions of Smoke and Mirrors. The price tag: $250 / $1500 respectively.
Amazon UK is also taking preorders for Wm Morrow's limited edition. Price tag: £83.66 (which is about $135 USD)
Labels: book tour, Limited edition, Neil Gaiman, Ocean at the end of the lane, Signed editions